Classic Beef and Guinness Stew

Classic Beef and Guinness Stew

Classic Beef and Guinness Stew is a hearty, flavorful dish that has stood the test of time. This rich and savory stew has its roots in traditional Irish cuisine and is a favorite in many households around the world. The combination of tender beef, earthy Guinness beer, and aromatic vegetables creates a comforting and satisfying meal that warms the soul, especially on chilly evenings.


  • 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (14.9 oz) Guinness beer
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the beef chunks with salt, pepper, and flour.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Brown the beef chunks on all sides.
  3. Add onions and garlic to the pot, sauté until they are soft and translucent.
  4. Pour in the Guinness beer, scraping the bottom of the pot to loosen any browned bits.
  5. Stir in the tomato paste, carrots, potatoes, thyme, and beef broth. Bring the stew to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 2 to 2.5 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Cooking Time: 2.5 hours

Yield: 6 servings

Classic Beef and Guinness Stew is a timeless recipe that combines tender beef, Guinness beer, and hearty vegetables to create a comforting and delicious meal.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 380, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 35g

Classic Beef and Guinness Stew brings people together with its wonderful aroma and rich taste. It’s not just a dish; it’s a tradition, a reminder of the warmth of home and the joy of sharing a meal with loved ones. So, gather your ingredients, let the stew simmer to perfection, and indulge in the heartiness of this classic recipe. Your taste buds and your soul will thank you.

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